Presidential candidates woo Arizona voters on immigration

The fence along the border with Mexico, near Nogales, Ariz. The border between Arizona and Mexico runs 368 miles./Credit John Moore:Getty Images
The fence along the border with Mexico, near Nogales, Ariz. The border between Arizona and Mexico runs 368 miles./Credit John Moore:Getty Images

By Fernanda Santos | The New York Times

When Donald J. Trump campaigns in Arizona, he talks up the endorsements he has received from Jan Brewer, the former governor who signed some of the nation’s toughest immigration laws, and Sheriff Joe Arpaio, whose aggressive pursuit of illegal immigrants has prompted discrimination charges by the Justice Department.

When Bernie Sanders campaigned here on Monday, he ceded the stage to a teenage girl, who spoke of her parents’ arrest in a raid by Sheriff Arpaio and the reprieve from deportation they received from the federal government.

And in ads airing across the state this week — his in English, hers in Spanish — Ted Cruz and Hillary Clinton deliver opposing messages: Mr. Cruz vows to undo executive actions by President Obama delaying the deportation of certain undocumented immigrants, while Mrs. Clinton promises to stop deporting parents whose children are citizens of the United States.

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